Lokyee Au, President
Lokyee currently works at APANO, Asian Pacific American Network Oregon, as their Engagement and Development Coordinator. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Lokyee is a first-generation college graduate, having completed a Master’s in Environmental Studies and a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning at the University of Oregon. Her work within Environmental Justice intersects with her background in policy and communications. In her spare time, Lokyee enjoys drawing, singing, ceramics, and intersectional feminism. Wayne Lottinville, Treasurer
Wayne is Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Cascadia Investment Consultants, an investment management firm he launched in 2003. He has been and continues to serve as treasurer for various political-action and education groups based in Oregon. These are working for a government accountable to the health and well-being of ordinary citizens above the moneyed influences of corporate interests. He has past experience in newspaper publishing, professional photography and editorial work, and spends time year in Mexico each year honing his Spanish language skills.
David Bahr, Attorney
David Bahr has been a public interest attorney for over twenty-five years. He litigates public record and environmental cases throughout the United States. His clients range from national environmental groups to journalists covering the Columbia River salmon wars to a small non-profit Ohio water district locked in litigation with the DuPont chemical corporation. Dave is a volunteer official with the Oregon Ducks’ track and field and cross-country programs. He enjoys backpacking and cross-country skiing with his family, playing guitar and playing chess with his daughter.
Abel Cerros is a first generation student at the University of Oregon majoring in Ethnic Studies. He is currently serving his second year as a co-director for the UO Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER). He holds ASUO Senate Seat 20, helping distribute more than $14 million in student funds to groups on campus.
Diego Contreras is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology department at the University of Oregon. Prior to coming to Oregon, Diego was a Sociologist in Mexico City where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, in spanish). Diego is interested in how pesticides affect the health and well-being of farmworkers working in vineyards.
Francis worked as Conservation Director for Umpqua Watersheds and Cascadia Wildlands from 1995 through last year. She monitored public land projects for compliance with environmental regulations, with a focus on protecting old growth forests. Francis lives in an intentional community outside of Roseburg and cares for 57 acres of wildlife habitat. She worked to stop the Jordan Cove LNG Export Project in southern Oregon and is active in the effort to reform the Oregon Forest Practices Act.
Michele Eggers is an assistant professor in the Master of Social Work program at Pacific University in downtown Eugene. She is interested in addressing the interrelated issues of environmental and economic exploitation, poverty, repression, and violence, which often force people to flee their home countries and migrate to the United States. She has visually documented environmental rights abuses in Central America as well as coordinated speaking engagements and outreach for human rights delegations to help raise awareness about these issues.
Lauren Herbert, MD
Dr. Herbert is a pediatrician and pediatric infectious diseases specialist with PeaceHealth Medical Group. While she has been a physician for over 25 years, her initial interest was in environmental issues. Dr. Herbert grew up in Eugene, and enjoys spending time in the mountains, forests and rivers of Oregon. Dr. Herbert has worked primarily with Latino immigrants in the U.S. and over the last decade, also worked in collaboration with others in the First Congregational Church, volunteers from San Salvador, and community members of La Colorada, El Salvador, to address health and environmental issues on the island of Tasajera in El Salvador.
Kat Herrera currently works at the Child Development and Rehab Center for OHSU in Eugene, coordinating the health services for children with disabilities. He grew up in Texas, earning his Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Houston. Coming from an environmental justice background, Kat has worked closely with disproportionately affected neighborhoods subjected to unchecked pollution. Kat hopes to bridge generational gaps within the environmental movement. He is also a painter and plays ultimate frisbee.
Carla Hervert, RN, MS
Carla is a registered nurse and exercise physiologist, and has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years. She currently works at RiverBend Hospital as a cardiac and pulmonary educator. Carla has worked on several campaigns for human and environmental health, including cessation of field burning, and is currently helping with the West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Health Project, presenting asthma clinics to the residents of West Eugene.
Carla and her husband enjoy various outdoor activities, and have hiked thousands of miles in the Pacific Northwest since relocating 14 years ago. While on these explorations, their love of nature photography has grown. They continually strive to capture the magnificence of Oregon’s diverse landscape, hoping to inspire others to care for our wild places.
Cameron Hubbe, MSW
Cameron Hubbe is a social worker for PeaceHealth Medical Center; she coordinates planning and support for patients and families with healthcare, drug/alcohol treatment, end of life, and financial concerns. She also teaches peer-to-peer counseling.
Gwyneth’s work experience spans the business side of book publishing, graphic design/corporate identity in New York City to software development and website applications in San Francisco and now here in Eugene. Her professional career has spanned many key roles and helped her build a broad range of skills, including Director of Marketing, Director of Public Relations, Director of Business Development and Senior Sales Consultant. Gwyneth attended Hamilton College and Pratt Institute, lives in Eugene with her two children and enjoys running, gardening and painting.
Tom Kerns, PhD
Dr. Kerns is a semi-retired Philosophy professor at Seattle Community College who teaches online courses, including Intro to Bioethics and Environment and Human Rights. Author of Environmentally Induced Illnesses: Ethics, Risk Assessment and Human Rights (McFarland, 2001). Served as commissioner on the New Zealand People’s Inquiry (2006). Tom is also Executive Director of Environment and Human Rights Advisory and Board member of Concerned Citizens for Clean Air.
Jackie Mayorga is a first generation student at the University of Oregon. After completing her K-12 education in Salem, she enrolled at the UO where she is earning a double major in International Studies and Sociology and seeking a double minor in Spanish and Environmental Studies. She is a Co-director for The Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER), a member of El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and a Mentor for Intercultural Mentoring Program Advancing Community Ties (IMPACT).
David served as Executive Director of Beyond Toxics from 2001-2004 and as Board President from 2005-07. He was appointed by the Eugene City Council to the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency board in 2007 and served two 3-year terms. He has recently been involved in campaigns to hold public officials accountable and returns to Beyond Toxics with the hope of assisting our current campaigns. When not involved in political work, David learns life lessons from his teenagers at home and plays recreational volleyball.
Joanne Skirving is an independent technical and grant writer with experience in medical and Oregon Health Plan communications, designing and writing e-learning, and managing health care and advocacy web sites. In addition to the Beyond Toxics Board, she is a current board member of Ceasefire Oregon and has served on the boards of Rachel’s Friends Breast Cancer Coalition, Friends of Multnomah County Library, and Oregon NARAL.
A longtime archeology groupie, Joanne is old enough to own early Beatles on vinyl. She’s a former restaurant reviewer and keeps a fork in as an enthusiastic amateur. Her garden includes Black Brandywine tomatoes, lilies, rhodies, and a moody orange cat.
Beyond Toxics Advisory Board
Bob Amundson, Ph.D., Air Toxics Specialist (Portland)
Richard Barnhart, M.D. (Coburg)
Christine Cameron (Cameron and Company Marketing)
Josefina Cano, Madres para la Salud/Mothers for Health (West Eugene)
Nancy Crumpacker, M.D. (Portland)
Lynne Fessenden, Ph.D. Willamette Farm and Food Coalition (Junction City)
David Funk, co-owner of Bell+Funk (Eugene)
Jim Goes, Ph.D., Public Health (Cottage Grove)
Anita Johnson, Media (Eugene)
Ed Meza, owner of Swedish Engineering Auto Repair (Eugene)
Kari Norgaard, Ph.D. UO Department of Sociology (Eugene)
Mary O’Brien, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Botanist (Utah)
Randy Phelps, M.D./Ph.D., OHSU/UO Early Child Development (Eugene & Portland)
Doug Quirk, Environmental Attorney (Eugene)
Mark Reed, Ph.D., Geologist, UO Department of Geology (Eugene)
Debra Schlenoff, Conservation Chair at Lane Audubon Society (Eugene)
Jan Wilson, Executive Director, EarthShare Oregon (Portland)
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